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If you are a designer or just a creative soul chances are you own at least one of Moleskine‘s iconic black notebooks. The company, founded in 1997, brought back to life the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries. Today, the name Moleskine encompasses a family of objects: notebooks, diaries, journals, bags, writing instruments, reading accessories and even apps and print-on-demand services. To better reflect this ever-growing brand, Moleskine called in Milan-based agency Achilli Ghizzardi Associati to create a fluid visual icon that communicates its multi-faceted and open nature while unifying its many objects, types of users and brand values.

 
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Creative Director Matt Checkowski is known for such innovative projects as digital content for an opera, the first ever pop-up museum for scent and co-creating the dream sequences in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report. His company, The D4D, in downtown Los Angeles, is a hub of creativity and a place that inspires ideas with a playful, design centric environment. Like many design enthusiasts, he’s also a collector.

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As part of our 50th Anniversary celebration GDUSA has conducted a series of surveys within the design community. This time around we asked our readers to tell us their favorite magazine designs of the past 50 years. Let us know if we missed any of your favorites.

 

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1. Rolling Stone

 

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GDUSA recently conducted our 50th Anniversary Print Survey. The results will be in print and online shortly but here is a sneak peek at the Top 12 Favorite Fonts for Print Design.

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Any favorites we missed? Let us know in the comments section.

You can read our other Anniversary surveys about logos and design projects here.  Interested in the most influential designers in the past 50 years? Just click here.

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